My One Word: SHAPE
I have chosen the word SHAPE. As I examined my life, I discovered some areas that simply need to be whipped into SHAPE. I have clear direction and so I need to order my life to do them.
But, my word is not just about a tenacious discipline, it is about surrender. As I was thinking about the word, “SHAPE”, I was reminded of the metaphor of the potter and the clay found in the book of Jeremiah.
But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
As I reflected on this passage, I found that this isn’t just a matter of my life being molded by the hands of the potter (although that is critical). But the potter’s wheel is a place of trust and contentment knowing that He will shape my life as it seems best to Him- and not necessarily what seems best to me.
So my word helps me maintain a posture of aggressive submission- working to bring shape to my life’s work, while remaining submissive to His.